Popular fitness band maker Fitbit has announced its partnership with DexCom. With this, Fitbit will develop newer devices that will get the ability to help users better manage their diabetes to begin with.
Under this new collaboration, Fitbit will be releasing a variant of its Ionic smartwatch, loaded with tech from DexCom. As the company envisions it, the fitness band would allow DexCom users to track physical activity as well as blood sugar level on-the-go on Android and iOS based devices.
“The strength of our brand and our ability to track critical health metrics continuously for up to 4+ days, coupled with Dexcom’s market leadership in CGM, present a powerful combination that we hope will help millions of people better manage their diabetes,” said James Park, CEO of Fitbit.
Why Fitbit Ionic?
The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch comes with aluminum case, GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi support. The device also supports third-party apps as well. The best feature of this smartwatch is the ability to go on for up to 4 days.
The watch employs a relative SpO2 sensor that makes all this possible. And while the smartwatch will benefit from DexCom’s technology, DexCom will benefit from the global users base of Fitbit who can provide feedback on products and help make them better for the long run.
The company also added, “The World Health Organization estimates that more than 400 million people around the world are living with diabetes. For those individuals being able to see both physical activity and glucose can be a vital tool for effectively managing their diabetes”.
When Will You Get it?
WHile DexCom is big in California, the global release of the new Fitbit devices might be farther than we expect. The company has not said anything about the official release date even for the home version yet.